Stephen Small/Sandew Hira 20 Questions and Answers about Dutch Slavery and its Legacy


Decolonizing the mind

Most people in the Netherlands think of slavery and the slavetrade as something that happened a long time ago, did not affect many people, and have little relevance to Dutch society today. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth is that politics, economics, religion, architecture and art in Amsterdam, Middelburg and other cities across the nation are inseparable and inextricable from Dutch slavery and the slave trade. This
book details the history and legacy of Dutch slavery and the slave trade in the form of 20 questions and answers.

Stephen Small, Ph.D. is Extraordinary professor in the Department of History at the University of Amsterdam, and Associate Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sandew Hira is director of the lnternational lnstitute for Scientific Research in The Hague.